Check out our page on top rated windows to see what we recommend in each price range. Sheffield Series | Ultramaxx Series | Insignia Series We have about half covered with plastic. The Alside Mezzo window is not a bad window, but it's also nowhere near the best. Many thanks in advance! Good luck! They are a lot like Alside Excalibur, a decent window but nothing fancy, good when you have a tight budget and decent weather to work with. Hidden screen track forclean lines and added beauty. If it were me, I'd definitely go with the Ultraweld for the extra $1000 over the Alside Mezzo. Tim - Site Editor - from 2017, I have quotes for Champion, Alside Messo and Soft-Lite Classic. I would say this -- go with a mid range Soft-Lite window if you want to drop the cost, the Soft-Lite Classic or Soft-Lite Pro are good windows. Do you have an opinion on how we might proceed? Which just leads me towards the elements if I am going to go towards that end of the spectrum. Dane - Site Editor - from 2017, I have the following bid. What do you think? Shawn - Homeowner - from 2016, Shawn, the Alside Mezzo window is a decent mid range model. With a good low-e glass, you would have a better window over the Alside 2000 series. None of the windows would have grids and they would all only be the half screen not the full screen. I need 12 double hungs and 2 bay windows. It's not a top tier window by any means, but given good installation, I think the window is just fine. Make sure to include your email address so they can get back to you directly (we never use or sell your email, we promise.) Also, Should I just spring for 2 casements? What should I ask? MI 1650 Series: $14150 Roughly how long does it take to get a reply? Ideal Duraweld: $8365 The cost are similar. I might give the nod to the Vinylmax Highpointe, but Alside is the bigger company. You will probably get a replacement window if they are to be mulled... I'd get a bid on Simonton Reflections 5300 or 5500 model, perhaps even the Impressions 9800 - assuming you find a dealer near you. I’d love any feedback you can give me! I've heard their pricing is competitive. The salesman lives down the road about 2 miles from us and the company he works for Fadely Home Designs has gotten excellent reviews on installation and warranty work . Dane - Site Editor - from 2018, Dane, the Polaris Ultraweld bid came in at $5,500. The plastic is almost always bowed out or sucked out depending on wind direction. We have another contractor coming tonight for estimate - on the phone they offered to use whatever we like- but they normally install Andersen Silverline - those don't get great reviews either. I would say get 2 or 3 bids from local companies that carry these windows and send me the bids -- I'll give you my two cents on what sounds like the best option. wide Mike - Homeowner - from 2015, Mike, if it were me I would go with Soft-Lite Element for $642 per window. His crew are seasoned pros too which I really liked and they had all of the right equipment onsite like an aluminum brake to bend and form trim pieces. They are solid vinyl windows to be sure, but shouldn't be considered in the same quality range as the mid range or premium Okna, Sunrise, or Soft-Lite series. If the installer is working for Window World and is included in the price, make sure you are completely happy with the installation and that the job has been completed to the highest standard, as most of these installers are paid poorly by the manufacturer, which results in them doing quick jobs without paying enough attention to the quality of their work. If you are doing it yourself, you probably won't be able to buy those direct from the manufacturers though. Apex tends to be gimmicky and not a particularly good window in my estimation. The mid range option from the first six brands and the premium options from the last three. We have 24 windows in the house that would be replaced: The champion for $2000 more expensive than the other two. Based on your calculator, these are all over priced. The Excalibur is considered a low to mid-grade window, although it is the most popular Alside window series (and the entry level window often sold by Window World). Not to say that you need the very best vinyl window out there, but you do need really solid installation so this component of the project should account for 50% of the equation when you decide. The two sales guys seemed very knowledgeable and there was zero pressure. Local comapny selling Alside Mezzo: $4200 So the question becomes do you put the cheapest window in that you can find? Pete - Installer - from 2014, Dane, I need to replace 4 fixed rectangular and square windows due to leaks. Free installation/ labor and 30% off materials, 50 yr warranty that transfers over free if you sell the house. Thanks. I am selling condo in 2 years and moving south to Tennessee but windows must be replaced now. Of course, this statement is based on the same quality of installation. Bob - Homeowner - from 2018, Bob, honestly without seeing the job, I can't give you a very professional opinion, I'd only be guessing. Which models in these lines can you recommend? These are great performing windows, they are visually appealing and should manage the weather patterns you experience in Kansas City. We will be installing them ourselves? Better brands for me include Okna, Sunrise, Soft-Lite, Polaris, Kensington, Zen, Vytex, Vinylmax, and even Simonton. The recommended contractor recommended Alside series 80 but said he can get brands. 4 large windows and 2 sliding patio doors (5'). Wondering where they would rank on the quality and reliability scales? The upper is 12X8 with three four foot panels, the middle of which is a sliding patio door. If we could get here, I'm all ready to sign." I have 10 windows to replace. Beveled mainframe on double-hung and sliding windows complement any home's style. Exact same price for 17 Allside Mezzo. My choices are (all local installers): Barry - Homeowner - from 2018, Barry, Soft-Lite is a much better manufacturer than Alside. The lower is 8x8 with two four foot sliding doors one of which is the slider. If I were staying in my home another 6 years and then moving, I would absolutely go with quote #1 on the Alside Mezzo Windows for $15K. What are your thoughts about this scenario and are there any other brands I should be considering? Good mid range windows include the Ply Gem Pro Series, Milgard Tuscany (west coast), Wincore 7700 series, Okna 600, PGT 2300 series, Soft-Lite Classic, Sunrise Classic, Polaris Thermalweld, Simonton 5500 series, and Zen Nirvana. 7 windows that are 4 ft. 5 in. Tim - Site Editor - from 2016, Preservation windows are made by Alside. Just make sure the Zen branch has a good reviews on their work. The Sheffield vinyl frame and sashes will never chip, peel, crack or warp. After reading your site for hours, I have come to the conclusion that Alside may not be the best choice. This is an elegant, sleek w Call Today: 703-935-4663 My experience has been awful - poor quality product and the company does not stand by their product. If you are getting a competitive bid price on the Insignia, then it's something you ought to consider. Sears Premium Windows: $9200 William - Contractor - from 2009, I've put in a lot of different windows, and the Alside Sheffield is one that I really hate to see. I think I might give the nod to the Elements, but it is right up there. Renita - Homeowner - from 2020, Renita, I suggest once you get all of your bids, you send them my way and I can help you sort through them. The distributor has been in business for 3 years and is located about 15 min from our home.His bid is 19,875. How do you view these options. Most make an entry level window that I would avoid, but their mid range offerings are all very solid and should serve you well. I see that you give Ideal Majestic a great rating and I am leaning towards that model or the OKNA 500. I live in Nashville and people have told me that is somewhat overkill for my area considering our winters here are not awful.....generally. They are all a lot better. These guys do Okna windows in Columbus - you may want to call them up and see if they know of a dealer in Cincinnati. Bruce - Homeowner - from 2016, Bruce, I don't feel like the Alside Fairfield 70 new construction window is all that great a vinyl window. Tempered glass bumps up that bid by $75 to $100 per window though. The first is the Alside Mezzo that is $15K. This should be an indication to consumers of the overall construction and durability of the window. Dane - Site Editor - from 2017, We are considering a new home construction with Alside windows series 70 single hung. Wincore 7700S (double pane) $21K In general, it makes more sense to go with a product from a company that is a national window manufactuer, as opposed to a smaller outfit like Window Mart. Air infiltration is a particular weakness here. Basically, the Soft-Lite models that I mentioned are very good products that will serve you well. Also check if zen windows has a branch that services your area as well. I'm down to Window World at $7.5k, Alside Fairfield 80 series $9,5k (triple pane which I think is overkill for Portland OR), and Milgard (through Lowes and with my own installer) both Styleline $10,5k and Tuscany $11,3k. You are correct that the Elements is the winner of the bunch and actually you have a good bid on that one as well. Is it important to stick with a window that is "virgin vinyl", and if so at what percent? VT unknown Which windows would you recommend and why? Then there’s the oriel window, which can be pricey. 1 - 36x36 Not a bad window for low end budgets, but there are better windows out there for consumers looking to maximize long term value. Ohio has many options that will fall in a more medium price range, say $500 to $600. Alside is a manufacturer of sliding, replacement windows, gutters, downspouts, railing and insulation products for both homes and businesses. Diane - Homeowner - from 2017, Diane, I'm not a huge fan of Alside, but they aren't a bad manufacturer by any means. See if any of these manufacturers has local reps that sell in your area. Alside Mezzo vs. Sheffield. They make a good quality vinyl window and they offer a number of models -- most reps have access to a number of models I should say. Not blown away by any of them. Would appreciate your input on a mid range vinyl replacement that we can get in our area. Alside Sliding Windows. *See printed warranty for complete details, PO Box 2010, Akron, OH 44309 | 800.922.6009, (SDLs) recreate historical true divided lites—small, individual panes of glass separated by muntins and mounted in a frame, The multi-chamber design of the Sheffield Window helps trap dead air to produce an effective insulating barrier, Fusion-welded frame and sashes provide superior structural strength and create a permanent barrier against air and moisture infiltration, Ensuring easy operation, the constant force balance system and heavy-duty operating hardware continue to operate perfectly, even after decades of regular use, Heavy-duty SteelForce™ reinforcement is placed within the sashes at the meeting rails to ensure extra protection at this very critical and often used location, The Intercept Spacer System helps reduce conducted heat loss through the window and is better at retaining insulating gas than many conventional designs, Triple-barrier weatherstripping between the sash and jamb for superior protection from air and water infiltration, Sloped sill helps prevent water and air infiltration, forcing water to drain to the exterior of the window, Optional ClimaTech insulated glass packages available. Their quote (cash) is $10,997. We are in an area that requires Design Pressure 50 rating for patio doors. Catherine - Homeowner - from 2015, Hi Catherine, the best step is to contact the Alside rep in your area and see if they can help you. Quote #5 Wincore 5400 (double pane) $17K – Transformation Home Svcs (Sears) Thoughts on the Polaris vs the elements? The frame is still relatively slim (some contractors say flimsy), which allows for more glass, but sacrifices performance in the process. Both companies seem similar in their installation quality/approach. I guess what I'm saying is, it's cheaper to get a better window and not have issues in year 8 then to buy the less expensive window and have to pay to repair/replace in year 8 and deal with the headache of it all. We are in the process of creating state pages for consumers so let me know what you find out so I can add to the page and help other consumers get some good recommendations. Is this a fair price? We live in the Moline, IL area and I would like your recommendation on mid range vinyl replacements for: double-hung and a quad casement window. Jeld Wen makes a very good door, as well as ProVia. Windows are original Anderson casement windows late 1970s. I would use the lower price quote of the Alside Fusion to get the lowest price possible on the Classic. VT 34% What Drives Us to Do and Be Our Best. Cathy - Homeowner - from 2018, Cathy, your bids are on the opposite ends of the price spectrum, thats for sure. It's usually sold at a higher price point than it's worth though. U-factor unknown The Zen and Soft-Lite are my favorites of the bunch. U-factor .21 Quote #3 Pella 250 (double pane) $21K – Lowe's Based on the price you were quoted out on the Alside Fairfield 80 series, I would say the Tuscany quote sounds reasonable. With smaller windows like yours, I would think more at that lower price range. If your only choices are those from Window World, then I'd recommend the 6000 series. Tim - Homeowner - from 2017, Hi Tim, man that's a lot of estimates, good for you. We would have to stick a sign in the yard for 30 days etc. I am in St. Louis MO, right now 20 degrees. The Okna Envirostar is $740. They also look rather plain and simple. Mulling the UltraMaxx, Sheffield and Casement Series Windows can also be done easily with a 2-Part mullion (UV10) as shown in Diagram C. As with the 3000 Mezzo, the two units butt up to e.ach other and the mullion is snapped into place. All of these excel when it comes to reputation and performance over the Excalibur and Thermal Industry options. 🙁 They are picture windows on top and awnings on the bottom. Is this reasonable? I'm just a dumb cop who doesn't want to regret such a substantial purchase. The Vinyl Kraft TrustGard is a decent window, but I think the Mezzo is definitely worth the extra $300. PPG Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System maximizes thermalefficiency and the life of theinsulated glass unit. Your contractor should have access to one or both of these -- I'd ask him to price out the mid range model from both of these companies. Michelle - Homeowner - from 2017, Michelle, the Alside Mezzo is not a bad window, but not a great one either. Any advice on that vs the sheffeild? From what I know about it, it's quite a nice window. The AR90 option is a glass package, correct? Any feedback you can offer would be greatly appreciated!! Nearly all reputable companies use similar vinyl material. That's a reputation you can count on, from the day your Alside Windows are installed until the day you sell your home. I would say Champion makes a slightly better window, but they are pretty close. Though if you can spend some time to research some other options that are available which may offer you better peace of mind. They were installed in 2007 and now have moisture/mildew between the panes. The fact that you're moving in 5 to 7 years puts a different spin on my answer though. Like any window, good installation is vital. The windows on the house break down as follows (all windows will have colonial style grids): Nearly all vinyl windows come with a limited lifetime warranty so the fact that he said most companies offer a 7 to 10 year warranty is wrong. If you upgrade to the Alside Ultramaxx or the Simonton 5500, then you have a very solid mid range vinyl window. Then it got cold. A few years back replaced lower level double hung windows with the BEST vinyl our contractor recommended- they ended up seeming cheap as one would not stay closed at top without being locked from day 1. If the spread was more, I would consider the Vinyl Kraft Option. The Mezzo Window Series offers the latest in window technology, with airtight insulation layers and multi-level stripping to help minimize temperature changes. Tim - Site Editor - from 2017, We are looking at installing Alside Mezzo vinyl patio doors. We are looking to replace 12 windows in our sunroom in Dunwoody, GA (Atlanta metro area). Tim - Site Editor - from 2018, Hi Tim, we have quotes for replacing all 30 windows in our home for the following options (Milgard was too high at $27.5k, although we liked the windows they were too much higher). The Mezzo was cheaper. Email them and let them answer your specific project questions. My husband and I are leaning towards the Alside Mezzo because of the price and the great reviews for the installers. AI unknown Get two or three bids and feel free to shoot them back to me and I'd be happy to take a look and give you my take -- I wouldn't rush this process, you want to do it once and then be done with it for the next 20 years. 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